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phone connection problems

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 15:05
my tivo has not made a successful call since late March it keeps saying there is no dail tone.Everything working fine though.How do I fix this ?

Premier OTA Tuner question

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 14:45
I need some advice in trying to understand a signal issue on my two Tivo Premieres.

Here's my TV fool location:


I'm having trouble with the KSNW-DT signal -- the closest and presumably the strongest signal of all of them. (It's only 5.5 miles line-of-sight.) The signal strength meter peaks at around 70 and then will drop to non-existant and then come back again. I get visible pixelizing and freezing even when the signal doesn't drop below 60.

All other signals are rock solid which leads me to think this is not a "too little" signal issue, but maybe "too much?" Or maybe there's some other signal causing interference?

How do I learn what I need to do to stabilize that channel? I'd hate to have to introduce something into the system to reduce the signal strength because I'm just barely picking up the weakest station. (It's strength stays in the yellow color below 50, but the picture is rock solid and rarely breaks up, if at all.)

How do I learn what to try next? I've tried adding a preamp but that didn't help anything at all -- as a matter of fact as I recall I think it reduced the signal strengths overall. Maybe it wasn't the right kind of preamp?

A couple of small problems with new Premiere

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 14:31
Hello! A week ago I purchased a new Premiere to replace my Tivo HD with failing hd. (the second hd the tivo has gone through)

I installed and set up the Premiere with no problems. The first small glitch I came upon is the fact that I cannot delete the 2 minute welcome video that comes up in My Shows. Well, I can send it to the deleted folder, but it will not permanently delete. It's more an annoyance rather than a problem and am only mentioning it because I am writing about another thing too.

When I realized that my Tivo HD was again going out I transferred 141 shows to my computer. Once I had them all transferred I removed the HD and hooked up the Premiere. Yesterday I started transferring the shows from my computer to the Premiere. NONE of the shows are going into groups/folders and they are all fairly recent shows that are all still being shown on one channel or another. So far, all new Premiere recorded shows are going into folders. gggggrrrrrrrr!

I've turned the groups off and back on again. I've done a restart, nothing happening. It's driving me crazy because I hate having so many shows listed individually. I do not want to leave the shows on the computer and watch them from there, I want them on the Tivo for a variety of reasons. If no solution is found, I guess I'll just have to transfer a few shows at a time, watch them, then transfer some more.

Is this a problem inherent with shows recorded on the HD and transferred to the Premiere? Any ideas and suggestions welcome.

Thank you very much!



Mon, 04/16/2012 - 14:18
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Getting converted Tivo Videos onto iPhone without iTunes

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 13:47
I've got a folder full of Tivo videos that have been converted for my iPhone by Tivo Desktop Plus. I have to add those to iTunes and sync my iPhone to get them over to the phone. Has anyone come up with a solution for this?

My idea is to create an RSS feed of the videos and subscribe to that RSS feed via an iPhone RSS reader, such as Downcast. I would like to then download the files from the RSS feed. The problem is, I can't find a way to quickly and automatically create the RSS feed based on the videos in the folder, and have it automatically recreate itself as files are added.

Does anyone have a solution for this?

Scheduling Automated Tivo Transfers

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 13:01
I'd like to set up some automated transfers for some shows and have them automatically converted for my iPhone. I'd like to have this happen automatically each night, overnight, so as not to disrupt my PC during the day.

Can I schedule these Tivo Desktop Plus transfers to start at midnight each night and stop at 8AM? Can I do this via running a Windows Scheduled Task that launches a command or batch file that manually starts or stops a Tivo Desktop service? Or is there a better way?

Does KMTTG support this functionality? Would I be better off with it for this purpose?

Best Premiere pricing/lifetime around?

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 12:31
Found some older postings on this but nothing current. I have a TiVO HD and think it's time to go to Premiere (too much rebooting...). I have a lifetime on the HD. Anyone have any luck transferring the Lifetime to the new Premiere? The site lists $399 for lifetime..that seems high. That's about 2/12 years at their 12.95 level. Do they bargain?

pyTivox not streaming entire program

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 10:00
When I record a show with EyeTV, I transfer it to the Series 3 box using pyTivox. This has worked every time in the past. Now, I only get half of an hour long show transferred. EyeTV shows a recording length of 1:04, but only 25 minutes of the show gets transferred. Any idea what's up? pyTivox version 1.4.1b.

Tivo as storage and playback only

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 09:54
I have several Tivo units on subscription. I want to use one on my home wireless as a storage and playback unit only. I do not want it to connect to Tivo, get schedule information, or record shows. Will it perform these functions wirelessly? If so, can I prevent it from connecting to Tivo, since it is on my home network?

Tracking TIVO boxes

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 09:50
If I change a hard drive in a Tivo box, how does Tivo know that the "unit" is the same for my monthly subscription or the lifetime, whichever is appropriate? I have two Series 2 units at 6.95 per month, and I would hate to lose that rate, if I change out the hard drives.

buy used or new?

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 09:34
I would like to upgrade from my series 1, and am considering busing a series 3, HD off eBay, or just going to Tivo and getting a new premier with lifetime.

What is the advantage of premier vs the older series 3?

Any thoughts?


The Apprentice S12E09 "Puppet Up!" 15 Apriil 2012

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 08:29
It seems like Paul was in a lose-lose situation. He could either have brought back Aubrey---in which case Trump would complain that he didn't bring back Arsenio ("You're fired!") or he could have brought back Arsenio and risk Trump complaining that he didn't respect Arsenio's loyalty.

I think Paul should have just brought back Teresa.

The Simpsons oad 4/16/12 Beware my Cheating Bart

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 06:53
Opening sequence drawn by Bill Plympton.



connect DVD Recorder to Tivo problem?

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 03:37
How do i connect my samsung DVD recorder to Tivo so i can burn my shows to make room on the Tivo drive.

the way to use TIVOwith HDTV?

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 03:34
non-hdtv tivo with new hdtv; how can i utilize it with a comcast hdtv tivo?thanks.

Mad Men - "Signal 30" OAD 4/15/12

Sun, 04/15/2012 - 22:26
I don't think I've ever laughed so hard at a MM episode.

She: Oh, honey, you've had such a hard day
He: Nope
She: Umm...this is my first time. I'm kind of nervous.
He: Nope
She: You're my king.
He: Okay

And my absolute favorite was Robert Morse's line "reschedule the meeting". Laughed my freaking head off.

Who knew that Don Draper would turn out to be "the nun" in the group?

The Killing | "Oji Gun" | Season 2 Ep 4 | 4-15-12

Sun, 04/15/2012 - 21:30
Not sure how I felt about this episode. It felt much more like a setup episode than any of the others this season. Not quite as intense either.

Still better than last season. I just wanted it to move more. For instance, in the previews for the next ep, Richmond finally gets a clue about who set him up. I just wish that had happened and was more developed in this episode. That has great potential as a sub-plot.

Still some nice (though difficult) scenes, in particular the one in which he ends up on the floor. I've seen that happen to some folks that needed help into a wheel chair, and his reactions as the character were great.

We got a bit of Linden's backstory, which was interesting, but I'm not sure how much that moved the story along.

I'd give the episode a B-.

Game of Thrones - "What Is Dead May Never Die" - 4/15/12 - S02E03

Sun, 04/15/2012 - 21:01
That was brilliant. Tyrion continues to be the smartest man on the screen. So does he actually plan to wed Myrcella to the Dorne now that he's found out the spy? Cersei was pissed. Loved it. She actually shoved him to the ground. Ha! Another episode with no Joffrey is good for me!!

Was that letter to Robb from Theon telling him about the attack? And then he changed his mind? Now he's going to help the attack with his father? Ouch. Didn't think he'd turn on Robb since his dad, as he even said, gave him to them! And they raised him like their own family for 9 years. I don't see how he could turn his back on them. I can't wait to see how this turns out.

What's the deal with making Shae house maiden to Sansa. She's clearly not cut out for that type of work.

Poor Jon Snow's face. Of course Lord Mormont knew Castor was giving his boys to the white walkers. Ugh. Sam is going to end up losing a hand.

Yoren is awesome. "I always hated cross bows, take too long to load!" I'm pissed they killed him off though. :mad:

Oh and how about Margaery knowing Renly is gay and not caring. What a gal!

I don't care about Bran or his dreams. I hope that is going somewhere interesting.

Another spectacular episode!!

The Amazing Race 4/15/12

Sun, 04/15/2012 - 20:57
Not much to say tonight (except that we GET it, they're looking for Hillary Clington! Yeesh, terrible editing...), but if Brendon and Rachel win this thing I'm officially done with The Amazing Race.

Not thrilled about next week's destination...

Spoiler: India...yet again. *sigh*

TIVO Series 2 DIRECTV/Analog to Digital Conversion for Cable

Sun, 04/15/2012 - 18:35
Hi Everyone

Cablevision is finally converting local channels to digital. Currently I have a Series 2 Tivo with a direct cable connection for local channels and a DirectTV box connected to my Series 2.

I only use the cable for local channels so I can record two shows at one time. One from the cable connection and one from my directtv on local channels only.

I wasn't sure how I can convert the analog local channels (2, 4, 7, 11) to digital. I realize I need an analog to digital convertor box but wasn't sure if it would work with the other connections I already have on my box (directv box).

Does anyone have any experience with this?